The Santana Hotel has an enviable address near Qawra’s seafront, along with a rooftop terrace to make the most of the views.
This place is five minutes’ walk from the pretty seaside promenade, connecting Qawra with bigger Bugibba. You’ve got two beaches within strolling distance, too – one’s sandy, while the other’s rocky.
The hotel’s rooftop sun deck has a pool, as well as plenty of room for sunbathing. Downstairs, there’s a new garden terrace with canopies, tables and chairs, and a soothing water feature.
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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner, plus a choice of house beer, house wine, soft drink, fruit juice or water with dinner.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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This pool can be found on the rooftop, offering a view of the sea. There's plenty of space for sunbathing, with sunbeds and parasols dotted around. And one level down, you'll find more loungers and a bar for drinks and snacks. The pool and bar are open May to October.
Moire - buffet restaurant
This is the main buffet restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Between October and June, they put on a carvery buffet lunch on a Sunday, plus there's plenty of vegetarian options year round, too.
Indigo Wellness Centre*
The Indigo Wellness Centre offers a wide range of massages and beauty treatments. There's also an indoor pool, whirlpool bath, hydrotherapy bath and sauna here.
Rooms ► View all
Twin Room with Balcony
These twin rooms include a balcony, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, satellite TV, minibar*, safety deposit box* and a hairdryer. Iron and ironing boards are available on request. And just so you know, you'll have a kettle in the room but tea and coffee aren't provided.
Family Room with Balcony
These family rooms sleep up to 4 and are complete with a balcony, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini-fridge, sofa, safety deposit box* and a hairdryer. Iron and ironing boards are available on request.
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Friendly staff. Lovely Hotel
Just returned from a "mini break" for my husband's birthday/our wedding anniversary at Hotel Santana. It was a Last minute deal and very reasonable price. Efficient and friendly check in during which we were told we were upgraded to a superior room. Wine and fruit in our room what a lovely touch, thank you😊 Clean towels and daily room clean. Good air con system and lovely sea view from both the small balcony overlooking the nice garden area and the large one overlooking the buildings but with the sea also in view. We thoroughly enjoyed our time. Breakfast was plentiful and satisfactory. My only gripe is the rudeness of some tourists in the dining room, pushing and shoving. One "gentleman " pushed in front of me while waiting for the toaster and when I advised him I was waiting in line, he yelled" I haven't got all day" goodness me I now understand the type of people writing the bad reviews!! The waiting staff are incredibly busy and hard working, especially the young girls who work in the searing heat by the pool bar and yet service with a smile, it must be incredibly hard, especially when they have to deal with these rude, demanding people. We tried out the local bars and although predominantly geared for the Brits abroad we did find that the Cafe next door, Cafe Perk I think it's called did fantastic Ftiras and drinks including my favourite Aprol Spritz for very reasonable prices. Incognito is also good, open late with good old music from 70s 80s. The singer in the garden bar at night was very good and sang a mixture of songs which we enjoyed, it is very pretty there with the water changing colour in the fountain. The indoor and outdoor pools are lovely, there were plenty of sunloungers and generally people were friendly and appeared to be enjoying themselves. We have stayed in many hotels all over the world and would be happy to recommend this Hotel and plan to come back. We live in Malta for much of the year and are well used to the lively and friendly Maltese way of life. I would suggest somewhere like the Outer Hebrides for those who want quiet. After all do you REALLY want to spend your hard earned money sitting on your balcony complaining about everything from the weather to the lack of "Britishness". There is building work going on in the area but is the Hotel really responsible for that ????!!! Finally I would like to say that the little cafe bar at the front is nice and the lady working there is incredibly hard working and pleasant, we not went in twice and she remembered us!. All in all a lovely hotel worth visiting Thank you 😊More
a 2* hotel
,stayed for 10 nights on an A I basis,, food below average , no cold meats on Tuesday lunch or dinner ,soup seemed to be the same every night but with a different name , the restaurant staff were very efficient at clearing tables and serving drinks ,the bar staff in the zazen bar were superb ,beer was flat in all the bars ,reception was generally good and helpful , our room 437 was on the corner with a walled balcony which meant when you sat down there was nothing to see , air con on a timer 5 to 8 pm had leave door open in the morning to try to let some air in . good points are its near to the bus station I could not recommend this hotel the soreda is superior apart from its location .More
Ended up sobbing in reception...
This has hands down been the worst hotel experience ever. We only booked two nights here for a family reunion and party... but am dreading the second night already. Firstly, let me say the staff are wonderful. Working very hard with what they have. They really did try to solve our issues but with what they had at the hotel it was not possible. So we checked into the hotel, dropped bags off and went to meet family. Just before baby bedtime I headed back with her... went to prep the cot... only to notice the entire thing was covered in black and white mould. We phone reception. They send up non slip bath mats (mould is a difficult word to explain it seems!). But the guy who brought them was lovely and went off to try and find another cot. No cots available in the hotel. So he came back and gave the whole thing a good clean and disinfect. Go to make cot again... check mattress... realise the waterproof mattress is covered in rips and soaked through with mould. Call reception again. This time get offered a second room with a double bed (our room was two singles pushed together) so the baby and I can safely cosleep while my partner stayed in our original room. Agree in the end as baby was exhausted. Room given was very noisy even with the balcony door shut, and part way through the night the fans cut out so we were stuck in a hot, noisy box room sweating away uncomfortably and unable to sleep well at all. Gets to morning. Supposed to be going on a big family boat trip in the morning to Comino. So sleep deprived and emotional end up breaking down into tears in reception and just can't face going as too tired. Staff again try to fix the issue and have taken away the cot now to try and find a replacement for our last night so we can stay as a family. So am missing a once in a lifetime family event to try and get the baby to catch up on sleep in a room where the sofa is so broken it's dangerous to sit on, the wifi access just won't work on my phone and the air can't be switched on during the day. I cannot fault the staff for trying so hard to fix our problems but given we emailed them numerous times in advance to confirm we needed a baby cot it really shouldn't have been a surprise that the cot also needed to not be covered in thick layers of black and white mould... (Didn't remember to get a picture of the cot before it was cleaned / taken away but it was really terrible when we first checked it)More
Nikki J, 186390
Better Than Average
Two negatives 1,We were not allowed to use the all inclusive drinks and meals after 2:0pm on the last day.We had paid for 7 days and got 6.5. 2 I did not like having to sign for every all inclusive item also it was not very clear what was included and what had to be paid for Now the good bit. 1The hotel accommodation was the same as you would find in a tidy UK Holiday Inn.Clean and modern (we were in the older part of the hotel) (this is a hotel not a resort there are no gardens around the hotel just an outside area for the night time singer) 2) The meals were limited for choice but of a higher quality than you normally get with a buffet. 3) The puddings were good quality and very tasty Check Google to see if Bugibba is a good area to suit your holiday styleMore
Hotel was good, meeted everyday needs. Only issue was that our room was right by he bins, so heard the bin men in the morning. Cannot recomend the Cafe Castagna, they were excellent. We also enjoyed Hornblower Sea Cruise to Gozo and the Blue Lagoon. The blue lagoon took our breath away, definitely something to see!More
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